Cheryl is a highly accomplished leader across the fields of business, economics, digital, and culture, and as an adventurer and mountain climber. She started her career as a lawyer with Mallesons Stephen Jaques, in the banking and finance practice. Since then she has built and maintained a diverse non-executive director portfolio, and in 2009 Cheryl was awarded an AO for services to South Australia in economic and cultural development, leadership, work with welfare organisations and contribution to sport.

Current non-executive directorships include SG Fleet Ltd, Audio Pixels Holdings Ltd, Football Federation Australia, Powering Australian Renewables Fund, and Trustee of the Prince’s Trust Australia, Invictus Games 2018. Cheryl has a diverse portfolio background, chairing both committees and boards across the utilities, funds management, auto-finance and leasing, broadcasting, technology and infrastructure sectors.  Previous non-executive directorships include ANZ Trustees Ltd, Chairman, Environment Protection Authority, Spark Infrastructure Ltd, SA Power, South Australian Film Corporation and Australian Broadcasting Corporation.